Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have shot dead a 20-year-
old student, Sharafadeen Ajao, and injured two others in the
Oworonshoki area of Lagos.
Our correspondent learnt that Sharafadeen, who finished
from secondary school in 2014, was preparing to sit for this
year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate
Examinations in May.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the gunmen, who were two
masked persons, came on a motorcycle to Odugbemi Street
at about 8.30pm on Monday, February 9, and shot
The attackers also proceeded to L&K Street in the area and
injured two other persons who were said to be receiving
treatments in a private hospital.
Our correspondent learnt that Sharafadeen, who was also
learning fashion designing, was in his boss’ shop when the
gunmen shot him.
It was gathered that the lad was immediately rushed to the
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where he
Our correspondent learnt that Sharafadeen’s boss, who
arrived later to hear about the matter, reported the case to
the Oworonshoki Police Division.
When PUNCH Metro visited the area, a resident on
Odugbemi Street, Mr. Akin Shehu, said he suspected that the
gunmen came on a reprisal and mistook Sharafadeen for
one of their rivals.
He noted that the deceased was an easy-going person who
was only a victim of cult violence.
He said, “I was also relaxing in front of my shop on that
evening when the men rode by. When I heard the gunshots,
I thought it was the sound of a firecracker. Within two
minutes, they had left, and we rushed to the shop and met
Sharafadeen in a pool of blood.
“He was a devout muslim, and had just returned from the
8pm prayer when the assailants shot him. What happened
was that the gunmen might have come for one Segun, who
was an apprentist in the same shop.
“But when electioneering campaigns started, Segun left and
joined political thugs. They had been moving round Bariga
area to injure and kill one another. On that Monday
morning, Segun was spotted on this street with some old
friends. I think the gunmen came after him.”
Another resident, who begged for anonymity, told our
correspondent that ever since the unrest at the Iyanaoworo
campaign, political thugs and gunmen had been attacking
one another on some streets, urging the police to strengthen
security in the Oworonshoki area.
When our correspondent got to Francis Olatunji Street
where Sharafadeen lived, his elder brother, Mr. Abdulrazak
Ajao, said the family was shocked at Sharafadeen’s death
considering that he never took part in any cult or political
He said, “When we rushed him to the hospital, the doctors
said he stood no chance of survival because he had lost so
much blood. He was the last child of the family. We lost our
mother barely six months ago.
“He was learning fashion designing so that he would not be
bored. His main focus was to sit for the WASSCE in May. His
death is a shock to the whole family.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth
Nwosu, confirmed the incident, adding that the police were
making efforts to apprehend the attackers.
He said, “The family requested the boy’s corpse from the
police, and they have buried him according to Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, efforts are on to arrest the attackers.
Investigations are ongoing on the matter.
No fewer than three persons have been killed after two rival
cult groups clashed in the Ijora Badia, Apapa-Iganmu area of
While one of the victims, identified simply as Jamiu, was hit
with an axe, the two others, Kazeem Ayinde and another,
who has yet-to-be identified, were killed as a reprisal for
Sources told PUNCH Metro that hoodlums from the White
sand and Railway areas have always been at loggerheads
with those from the Badia community in a supremacy fight.
The two sides were however said to have renewed hostilities
on December 25, 2014, after a fight which left many dead on
both sides. One of the groups reportedly vowed to even the
Our correspondent, during a visit to the area, learnt that
people in the community lived in fear of another imminent
attack after the three men had been killed.
A resident, Adeyemo Ajayi, claimed that Jamiu’s friends from
the Badia community avenged his death.
He said, “Jamiu was a neighbour and I knew him well. We
used to chat, although I sincerely don’t know the job he did.
They came to his house with an axe and hacked him to
“His family does not live around here, so it was policemen
from Ijora Badia that came to take his corpse away.”
Ajayi said Jamiu’s friends were angry after they learnt he
was killed and launched a reprisal on the Railway gang,
leaving two dead.
Another resident, Dayo Olusoji, said it was possible that the
casualty figure was more than three as the hoodlums
sneaked into the houses of targets to kill them.
Olusoji said the cultists usually caught residents unawares,
making it difficult to alert the police.
He said, “They don’t start their fight until around 8pm. Their
fight took a bigger dimension recently when they had a gun
battle with the police and in the course of the exchange,
some of them were killed and the police also lost few of
“Since that time, they have been counting scores and none
of them is ready to lay down their weapons,” he said.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the police were able to apprehend
some of the suspects on Tuesday.
A resident who begged anonymity, said the police from the
Ijora Badia station, were handicapped in the situation and
could sometimes be overwhelmed by the superior gun
power of the hoodlums.
He pleaded that the authorities should reinforce policemen
responding to emergencies in the area.
“Again, why this has not stopped is because whenever those
people are arrested, the police would grant them bail and
that seemed to have emboldened them to kill more people
since their bail is guaranteed,” he added.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos
State Command, Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Two people were killed. The police are already
investigating the killings.
A 29-year-old bricklayer, Ibrahim Tijani, has hacked to death
his neighbour, Bashorun Okanla, for complaining about
fumes emanating from his generator.
The incident happened in the Okun Ajah, Ogombo area of
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect, an indigene of Ibadan,
the Oyo State capital, and the deceased lived in an
On the fateful day, Tijani was said to have turned on his
generator around 11am, while the fumes escaped into the
room of the 57-year-old carpenter.
Okanla, who was married with kids, was said to have
cautioned Tijani and later, an argument started between
The argument was said to have degenerated into a fight and
in the ensuing brawl, the suspect picked a cutlass from his
room and cut the victim in the hand and leg.
He was rushed to a hospital in the area where he reportedly
gave up the ghost.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said the police from the
Ogombo division recovered the cutlass used in committing
He said, “It was on February 8, 2015 around 11am. The
suspect and the deceased were neighbours. They both lived
in an uncompleted building, which I learnt was owned by a
Nigerian based in the USA.
“Tijani turned on his generator and the fumes escaped into
the room of Okanla, who dashed out and asked him to take
away the generator from the place, but he refused. That was
how they began fighting and dragged themselves into the
“The man then picked a sharp cutlass and cut the deceased
in the hand and leg and ran away.”
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect ran to the Ogombo
Police Station to evade the wrath of residents.
They were said to have followed him there and told the
police what had happened, leading to Tijani’s arrest.
It was learnt that Tijani, when interrogated by the police,
confessed to the crime, adding that he had had a
misunderstanding with the deceased before the incident.
He said, “On Sunday, I turned on my generator and when
Baba Ade (Okanla) asked me to turn it off, I refused. Then he
used a stick to hit me and we started fighting.
“A neighbour came and separated us and asked me to sit
down beside him. But Baba Ade still went and destroyed my
generator. I became angry and went inside my house and
picked my cutlass. I used it on him.”
Our correspondent learnt that the deceased’s corpse had
been deposited in a mortuary.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, said the
police had started investigation into the case.
He said, “Confirmed. Case transferred to the State
Department of Criminal Investigation for further
The Borno State
(today) a work-free-day
for the visit of the All
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to the state.
Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Ahmed Jidda,
announced this on Sunday in a statement in Maiduguri, the
Jidda said that the public holiday would enable residents of
the state to receive Buhari during his campaign rally.
The statement read, “The Borno State Government has
declared Monday as a work-free day. The declaration is to
enable the people of the state welcome the APC presidential
candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who will arrive
Maiduguri on a campaign visit on Monday.
“Governor Kashim Shettima has enjoined all Borno
residents to come out en mass and line up the streets to
welcome the Peoples’ General.”
Meanwhile, the National Christian Elders Forum on Sunday
dissociated itself from the purported endorsement of Buhari
by the Northern Christian Leaders Eagle-Eye Forum, led by
one Pastor Aminchi Habu.
The Secretary of NCEF, Pastor ‘Bosun Emmanuel, in a
statement issued in Abuja, advised Christians “to resist the
temptation of putting personal interests above the interests
of the Lord Jesus Christ, because such compromise has
terrible eternal consequences.”
Emmanuel also called on politicians “to put the interest of
the nation first in all forms of electioneering campaign and
desist from acts that could be interpreted to imply desperate
manipulation of the electorate for political power.”
His statement partly read, “It has come to the notice of the
NCEF that an unaccredited group, claiming Northern
Christians Leaders Eagle Eye-Forum, purportedly on
Thursday February 12, 2015, in Abuja, adopted the
presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in
the forthcoming elections, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
“The National Christian Elders Forum wishes to state clearly
that the only Northern Elders Forum accredited and
recognised by the Christians Association of Nigeria is the
Northern States Christian Elders Forum.
“The Elders Forum hereby declares that neither CAN,
NOSCEF nor the NCEF at any time supported or approved of
the action of this unaccredited group. The National Christian
Elders Forum wishes to admonish Christian leaders in
Nigeria to resist the temptation of putting personal interests
above the interests of the Lord Jesus Christ, because such
compromise has terrible eternal consequences.
“The Elders Forum also advises politicians to put the interest
of the nation first in all forms of electioneering campaign
and desist from acts that could be interpreted to imply
desperate manipulation of the electorate for political
Android phones include a recovery partition with options for wiping data and restoring factory settings, but booting the recovery image from your Android isn’t always the most efficient method. Google provides the Android Debug Bridge command-line utility for accessing your device and executing commands without touching your phone. The ADB commands for performing a factory reset on your phone are for advanced users and not available on the Android Developers website. Instead, Google published these shell commands in the source-code comments of the recovery image.
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